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Since making the move to Malibu in 1972, Pepperdine University's intercollegiate athletics program has carved out a unique niche that is perhaps unmatched by its NCAA Division I counterparts.
No school with an undergraduate enrollment the size of Pepperdine's has achieved such across-the-board athletics success during the past 30-plus years.
The Waves have won nine NCAA championships in five different men's sports, a very rare feat. Pepperdine is one of only 16 schools to accomplish this. Making it even more noteworthy is that Pepperdine is the only school in this group not affiliated with a BCS conference and is by far the smallest in terms of enrollment.
Pepperdine is classified as an NCAA Division I-AAA school (Division I schools that do not sponsor football), and the Waves are one of the very best of their kind. Since the I-AAA Athletic Director's Association All-Sports Trophy was established, ranking the various schools on their postseason success, Pepperdine has finished first three times (2004-05, 2005-06 and 2011-12), second once (2007-08) and third once (2006-07).
In the annual NACDA Director's Cup standings, which measures overall postseason success, Pepperdine recently finished first among all of its West Coast Conference rivals for 13 straight years (1997-2009).
As a result of the continued athletics acclaim, a number of former Pepperdine stars have gone on to enjoy outstanding and successful professional careers including Doug Christie, Brad Gilbert, Dennis Johnson, Katherine Hull and Mike Scott, to name just a few.
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